About Me

I want to tell you a little about me and my approach to treatment, and my credentials, so you can decide if I might be the right fit for you.

I will work with you to help you increase self and relational awareness, process emotions, and help you develop increased confidence by focusing on strengths and values. I will challenge, support, and join you as you work examine your internal and external context.

My goal for therapy is always that you will no longer need to come to see me. I utilize a collaborative approach and believe you are the expert on you. I have a lot of training and experience working with a wide range of problems, but you know yourself better than anyone.

I believe positive change is a process, one that takes transparency and authenticity within the therapeutic relationships. I am dedicated to walking with you through whatever is keeping you stuck – dark or difficult emotions, doubt, shame, guilt, or interpersonal conflicts.

There are several evidence-based approaches to therapy. It is important to me, that you understand my framework as you consider if I will be a good fit for your concerns and goals. I am primarily interpersonal in my approach to therapy – however, I commonly integrate cognitive-behavioral, solutions focused and family systems treatments into my work (please ask if you want to learn more).

If you have any questions or would like to speak with me directly please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me. If you would like to schedule an appointment you can request an appointment online, call, or email.

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Clinical Focus

I think diversity is important and have experience working with many presenting concerns. I do however have a clinical focus in treating “Women’s Issues” and new moms struggling with depression and anxiety. Other areas of concern I frequently work with are listed here.

I offer individual and group psychotherapy, and psychological assessment services. For more information about services click here or ask!

Profession Training & Background

I am a Licensed Psychologist. I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. My training emphasized person-environment approach to understanding individuals. I completed both my predoctoral internship and postdoctoral residency at the University of Missouri- Kansas City. I have experience in University Counseling Centers, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Inpatient and Outpatient Community Mental Health, and Private Practice settings.

I worked in Academia for several years, as a full-time faculty member. I was dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation of counselors in a graduate psychology program. During this time, I continued clinical practice part-time. Over the years, it became clear that my professional identity is clinician first, educator second. With that, I decided to shift to full-time practice however, I continue to mentor and supervise developing clinicians whenever possible.

In addition to my private practice work, I am the Chair for the Section for the Advancement of Women within the Counseling Psychology (division 17) of the American Psychological Association. I am passionate about empowering women and building meaningful connections.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with me directly please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me. If you would like to schedule an appointment you can request an appointment online, call, or email.

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A little about me

I am a Mom, Wife, and Psychologist.

I moved around a lot growing up and never really had roots anywhere. Because my parents were born and raised Kansans, Kansas City was always “home” long before I actually lived here. I moved to Kanas for the first time for college (RCJH) and have been a Kansan ever since.

I love snow. The mountains are where I feel the most grounded and free. I love hiking and aspire to be a runner. I am a lifelong learner and believe in practicing what I preach.I start every day with my planner and a good to-do list.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with me directly please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me. If you would like to schedule an appointment you can view my availability and request an appointment online, call, or email.

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